When you make a batch of Grilled Pineapple Margaritas, it’s kind of necessary to make a batch of guacamole.
Margaritas and guacamole go together like peanut butter and jelly.
And while I have plenty of “classic” guacamole recipes I could make, it’s always fun to try a new twist on a classic.
So in this batch of guac, we left out the cilantro and added fresh basil and parsley. Otherwise, it’s just like the traditional guacamole you love – packed with tomatoes, red onion, salt, jalapeno and garlic.
But now I kind of want all my guacamole to have basil and parsley in the mix.
The sweet but smokey margarita paired perfectly with the salty chips and the savory guacamole.
I wonder what a roasted strawberry margarita would taste like…or grilled peaches…
I may have created a monster.
As for the main course, shrimp were marinated in a mix of spices including thyme, allspice, cinnamon, pepper, cayenne and salt. I love the warmth of these spices.
The shrimp were cooked on the stovetop and then placed on a warm corn tortilla before being topped with a cantaloupe salsa. Basically instead of your traditional tomato salsa, cantaloupe was tossed with diced red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Sweet and spicy!
And on top of the salsa, a sprinkle of salty feta.
Gotta love Mexican night!